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Habituated Sousliks, Mlada Boleslav, Czechia (video)

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Jana, 9 Aug 2015.

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  1. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

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    European sousliks are endangered species in the Czech republic.

    But one wild colony at outskirts of town Mladá Boleslav (yes, the same place Skoda cars are produced) has become a local attraction in recent years. Families with children got used to visit and feed the animals and sousliks got used to be hand-fed.

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    I think this could be a model for a nice zoo exhibit - low maintenance cost and highly popular.
     
  2. DDcorvus

    DDcorvus Well-Known Member

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    This species would also be a very nice replacement for the different prairie-dog enclosures.